At Ark Elvin Academy, we are committed to ensuring that all stakeholders can access information and guidance to help make informed decisions. The websites below provide information and guidance on:

  • Careers, Jobs and Roles – General careers information and guidance
  • Apprenticeships - Specific information and guidance on finding and applying to Apprenticeships
  • BTECs & A-Levels – Information on BTECs and A-Level routes into University and Higher Education and different careers.
  • Pupils GCSE and Post-16 Options (specifically for parents) – Websites dedicated to informing parents about the different pathways, routes and careers available.
  • Post-16 Courses and Qualifications – Websites dedicated to helping you find courses you are interested in whether A-Level or BTEC in the local area.
  • Labour Market Information – Compare information on different careers, including jobs available, average salary and prospects.

Careers, Jobs and Roles

The National Careers Service: Provides information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.  You can chat with an adviser using webchat (8 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week).  Alternatively, you can call 0800 100 900 to speak to an adviser (8 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week).  Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers.

iCould:  Provides career inspiration and information for young people through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

#CareersBox: A free online library of careers related videos, news and information.

First Careers: A free online library or videos and information on a range of different careers.

SACU: Provides an online source of careers information for young people, parents, teachers and careers advisors

Future Morph: Provides information on Maths, Science and Engineering careers.

GoCompare: Provides information on the riskiest jobs in the UK.


The National Apprenticeship Service: The website offers guidance on how to apply for an apprenticeship as well as listing current local apprenticeship opportunities. 

Amazing Apprenticeships: Find out more information on an apprenticeship or ask for advice regarding applying.

BTECs & A-Levels

Which University?: Information on BTECs, what they are and the different options available.

Pearsons Qualifications: Information on the different types of BTECs available.

Informed choices (Russel Group Universities):  What courses you pick at Post-16 and what you choose to study at sixth form or college can affect your options at university and your future career.  Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open different degrees.

Pupils GCSE and Post-16 Options (specifically for parents)

Parent Advisor: Information and guides for parents on helping their child choose GCSE options and Post-16 Destinations.

Success at School: Provides information on GCSE and Post-16 subject choices and careers.

Career Alchemy: aims to give parents an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to their child's future career prospects.

Target Careers: Information about career sectors, advice about work and university options and information for parents

Post-16 Courses and Qualifications (in Brent)

UCAS Progress Search: Helps you get information on specific Post-16 courses, you are interested in, and where they are offered in the local area.

Brent Connexions/Prospects service: For pupils who are between 16-19 years of age (or up to 24 with a learning difficulty and or disability) you can speak to a Personal Adviser about education, employment, apprenticeships and training opportunities. Get support with your job-search and much more!

Labour Market Information

LMIforall: Compares key information about occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as a description of the occupation.